Star Wars The Force Awakens and Blade Runner 2049

Major spoilers for Blade Runner 2049.

Blade Runner 2049 isn’t just a great sequel that expands the world of the 1982 classic, it also manages to directly address some of the problems with fellow Harrison Ford legacy-quel Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Denis Villeneuve’s film is a much-hyped sequel to a beloved sci-fi classic that fans have been waiting for since the early 1980s, presenting us with a familiar-yet-new world and allowing Harrison Ford to resurrect one of his most iconic characters. Of course, this isn’t the first time (nor will it be the last) that Ford’s returned to his past.

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